Fellow attackers Nick Ouellette (three goals, one assist) and Eric Hennessey (three goals) give the Tanners a top-tier group in the offensive end. O’Donnell believes there’s no better group in the league.
“My attack is the best attack in the league,” remarked O’Donnell. “No one we’ve played has been able to figure out how to stop number 25 (Heckman). He’s averaging seven points a game.”
As good as the Peabody attack is, the midfielders need to help in the scoring department. Outside of Heckman, Ouellette and Hennessey the only other Tanner to score was sophomore Josh Fiore.
Fiore was outstanding on both ends of the field and he kept Peabody in the game in the first half scoring all three of his goals in the second quarter to tie the match after the Tanners had fallen behind 6-3.
“Josh is very coachable, I only have to tell him things once,” said O’Donnell. “He has a very high lacrosse IQ. He makes adjustments and he’s good on ground balls. He’s not afraid.”